Now Hiring

Durango Montessori School is seeking a maternity leave substitute for our Lead Teacher in the Early Childhood classroom of 18-20 preschool through kindergarten students (3-6 year-olds). The person in this role will co-teach with a full-time assistant teacher. This position begins September 20, 2021 and will end mid-January, with some flexibility with these dates.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days a week. 

The substitute Lead Teacher will plan and guide students through Montessori-based lessons in Math, Sensorial, Practical Life, Cultural, and Language (reading and writing). In addition, the teacher will monitor student progress, conduct reading and math observations and assessments, complete individual student progress reports and participate in Parent-Teacher conferences, with the support of the school director. 

The Lead Teacher substitute must be calm and respectful, peaceful and nurturing, and must consistently provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students. The teacher will recognize each student as an individual who will develop at his/her own pace and has different interests, abilities, and family cultures.

Wage: $20/hour. 

If you’d like to join our small, supportive school community, please send a resume and cover letter to Director Steffanie Schreiber at or call 970-769-3590.